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New York Times, Thursday, August 10, 2000

Jean Valjean, at the start of "Les Misérables"

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Diehl.
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© 2000, The New York Times8/10/00 ( No. 18,538 )
Across
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Nears, with "on" : CLOSESIN
9
Animal shelter : LAIR
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Paper-folding creation : AIRPLANE
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Like a rainbow : ARCED
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Dancing Astaire : ADELE
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"Now I remember!" : AHYES
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Fertility clinic stock : OVA
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"___ do" : ITLL
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Enjoy a rose : SMELL
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Skelton's Kadiddlehopper : CLEM
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Scale tone : SOL
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Tucks away : STOWS
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Tippler : SOUSE
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Frau's abode : HAUS
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Land of Robert Burns : SCOTIA
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Humorous illustrator ___ Searle : RONALD
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Not be calm : FRET
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Oscar-nominated role of 1966 : ALFIE
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King's word : EDICT
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Econ. figure : GNP
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Latch (onto) : GLOM
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It may be waxed : FLOSS
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Memories of a whirlwind trip, maybe : BLUR
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38-Down's home: Abbr. : ISR
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Pipe cleaner : DRANO
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Like sod : ROOTY
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Full of chutzpah : NERVY
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Stets : LEAVESIN
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Roasting platform : DAIS
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1968 pitcher with six consecutive shutouts : DRYSDALE
Down
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Orient Express terminus, once : CALAIS
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Misled : LIEDTO
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"Big Brother is watching you" writer : ORWELL
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Ecodisaster : SPILL
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Besides : ELSE
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Pedro or Paulo : SAO
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Well-known, but not well-liked : INFAMOUS
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Huey, Dewey and Louie : NEPHEWSOFDONALD
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Mike holder : LAPEL
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Makeshift cradle : ARMS
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Hosp. ward : ICU
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Unwavering : RESOLUTE
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Gets down to work : DIVESIN
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Brother Castor and sister Olive : OYLS
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Attacked : CAMEAT
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Mike holder : STAND
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Kind of skin : COON
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Rock that may hold fossils : SHALE
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Longtime "Today" show personality : SCOTT
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Contractor's info : SPECS
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Like "Othello" : TRAGIC
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Continues, after a fashion : ROLLSON
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Nebulous : UNFORMED
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Critically injure : MAIM
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Jean Valjean, at the start of "Les Misérables" : PRISONER
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Overseas carrier : ELAL
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Tongue, anatomically : GLOSSA
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Cooking agent : NUTOIL
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"The Scarlet Letter" woman : PRYNNE
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Doesn't wear well : FRAYS
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___ stiff : BORED
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7th-century date : DCVI
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Relig. leaders : REVS
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Tax form info: Abbr. : IRA
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Kind of care : DAY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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